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Monday, 12 Jun, 2017

Conservative Party loyalists urged her to change her leadership style, while critics talked about her days being numbered."Theresa May is a dead woman walking".

Unable to govern alone, Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking to form a minority government with support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. Cooper, who was defeated by Corbyn in the 2015 Labour leadership contest, said the Parliamentary party had "changed a lot" since last year's European Union referendum and was now fully behind Corbyn.

"I think her position is, in the long term, untenable", another Conservative lawmaker, Anna Soubry, tells Sky News.

May is under pressure after the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election.

Labour gained 30 seats in the general election to take its total to 262 seats, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats.

Incumbent British defense minister Michael Fallon said a deal would not amount to a formal coalition, but only the DUP supporting May on "big things".

Her Downing Street office initially announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the DUP to contradict that account hours later.

Downing Street says it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting.

The DUP confirmed that Mrs Foster would be going to No10 on Tuesday after discussions in Belfast over the weekend were said to have made "good progress".

Negotiations with Brussels on the UK's departure from the European Union are due to start on 19 June, and Mrs May is now seeking the backing of the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority government.

It is due to present its platform for the next session in the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament on June 19.

However, there were early signs that without a parliamentary majority, a weakened May could not count on all of her party's lawmakers to support her approach.

"This is not the time for sharks to be circling. We are not in coalition With the DUP", a cagey Fallon told the BBC.

"It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them)", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female partner. But not for some time, let's get this clear.

"We are going to put down a substantial amendment to the Queen's speech which will be the main points of our manifesto so we will invite the House to consider all the issues we've put forward - jobs-first Brexit, policies for young people and on austerity", Corbyn said.

The Sunday newspapers carried reports that foreign secretary Boris Johnson was set to launch a bid to oust her, although he dismissed them as "tripe", insisting on Twitter: "I'm backing Theresa May".

There was no mention of what concessions the DUP may have asked for, amid growing concern about the influence of a party opposed to abortion and gay marriage.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. "Just to be clear, we will act in the national interest". "Northern Ireland's membership of the United Kingdom is the most important thing to this party and the motivating factor behind all we do in politics".

A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties.

He told ITV: "I believe the DUP is in favour of scrapping the bedroom tax".

"I can still be prime minister".

Both Downing Street and the DUP issued statements late Saturday saying talks over a deal to prop up the government would resume next week amid concern among more liberal Conservatives about May hitching her wagon to the right-wing Northern Irish party. "The other would be to go back to the country for another general election", Brady told BBC Radio 4.